Music – 1980 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in August 1977 as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….when the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer…

Music – 1978 – Roy Clark + Gatemouth Brown – One O’Clock Jump – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas….who was known for his work as a blues musician….as well as other styles of music…..while he spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles….which also includes rock and roll, rock music, folk music, electric blues, and Texas blues. He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist….who played an array of musical instruments including the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and drums….when…

Music – 1979 – Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Joy to the World“ is a song written by Hoyt Axton….and made famous by the band Three Dog Night….so, this is obviously not the Christmas Hymn Joy To The World….as this song is also popularly known by its opening lyric, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog.“  Three Dog Night originally released the song on their fourth studio album, Naturally, in November 1970….and subsequently…

Music – 1978 – Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart – Live On ACL

Merle Haggard was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler…..who was born in the Great Depression….when after the death of his father had a troubled childhood…and was incarcerated several times in his youth….but after being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960….he managed to turn his life around….when he launched a successful country music career….after which he gained popularity with his…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Sung Live On Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s second # 1 on the country chart….while the single stayed at # 1 for two weeks….and spent a total of eighteen…

Music – 1980 – Don Williams – Amanda – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 singing popular ballads and amassing 17 x # 1 country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname of the “Gentle Giant” of country music In 1979, Waylon Jennings…

Music – 1978 – Master Guitarist Chet Atkins – Autumn Leaves – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Chet Atkins, known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“….was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter and record producer….who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville Sound….which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist….but he also played the…

Music 1982 Floyd Tillman Slippin Around Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Floyd Tillman was an American country musician…..who helped create the Western swing and honky tonk genres of music in the 1930’s and 1940’s….as “Slippin’ Around“ is a song written and recorded by Tillman in 1949….with the most popular recording being a cover version by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely….which reached# 1 on the Retail Folk (Country) Best Sellers chart….which is a song about a person cheating on his/her spouse. …

Music – 1979 – ACL – Doug Sahm + Sir Douglas Quintet Who Is The Next In Line + Down On The Border

Doug Sahm was an American musician and singer-songwriter from Texas….who was born in San Antonio, Texas….and was a child prodigy in country music….but became a significant figure in roots rock and other genres.  Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex music….who was proficient on multiple instruments….and the founder and leader of the 1960’s + 1070’s rock and roll band,…